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You Are The Star

A cache by reastick Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/8/2002
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:

This cache exists because Nose Hill is so darned big and flat.

The purpose of this cache is to visit five waypoints and to take a picture of your track log. You can make a star, a circle, or any other shape you'd like, but you must visit all five waypoints. The five points are on a 100m-radius circle. In addition, there is a sixth waypoint at the middle of the circle.

The waypoints are as follows:

Point Latitude Longitude
Centre  N 51º   6.778  W 114º   6.705
1  N 51º   6.795  W 114º   6.786
2  N 51º   6.795  W 114º   6.624
3  N 51º   6.734  W 114º   6.755
4  N 51º   6.832  W 114º   6.705
5  N 51º   6.734  W 114º   6.655

You can find an EasyGPS waypoint file with all the waypoints here.

To log a find, take a picture of your GPRs with the track visible. If you can, pan the map so that the track is as clear as possible. If you can't take a photo easily, upload the track log in EasyGPS format or something like that. The neater your track is, the more Karma Points you get. Bonus Karma Points are given if you make a circle.

If you're not in Calgary, and you would like to do this in your neck of the woods, email me a coordinate in the centre of a 100m-radius circle, and I'll email the waypoints back to you. Or, make your own--just make sure the circle has a radius of at least 100m, and remember that a degree of longitude isn't as long as a degree of latitude. When you log the find, please post the coordinates of the centrepoint you used. A spreadsheet to help you with the coordinates can be found here--you must "Enable Macros" for it to work.

You may log this cache multiple times, so long as you create a different picture each time.

If you think this is strange, check out this link.

This idea flagrantly borrowed from the Summer Games #4 (Star Track) cache put together by Cach-U-Nuts and DHOBBY1. Thanks for the idea, guys!

I'm seeing stars all over the planet!

You can download a GPX file of all the centrepoints posted so far from here. Load it into Google Earth and take a tour of large open fields around the world!


You can do a star...


...or a shape like this (please, no burning of candles at the centre).


You can also upload an image of your track from OziExplorer if you like.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Lbh fubhyqa'g arrq n uvag sbe guvf bar.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:57:44 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:57 PM GMT)
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